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Learning to Use the Light Probe

Figure from experiment 31 from Elementary Science with Vernier


Is it sunny outside or cloudy? Are the lights on in your room? How bright is it where you are sitting? Is it brighter if you are close to a light bulb or next to the window? You can use the Light Probe to measure the brightness of light around you.


In this activity, you will

  • Learn to use the Light Probe.
  • Measure different light levels in your room.
  • Make letters on the screen.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 31 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Elementary Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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